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  • Senate candidate says ex-staffer copied policies

    Updated: 46 min ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby on Wednesday blamed a former staff member for policy positions that matched statements from other Republicans word-for-word. Wehby's campaign took down the entire issues section of her website a day after BuzzFeed...

  • 46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love. It was the first (and "prettiest") of many luxury cars he would own, his companion on fast drives —...

  • APNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test body cameras

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said Wednesday, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force. R. Gil Kerlikowske, who has led the...

  • Closing arguments set in Rowland trial

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled in the federal trial of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who's accused of conspiring to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business deals. Rowland, who served 10 months in...

  • Lawyers due in court in marathon bombing case

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are due in court for a status hearing. U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. on Thursday is expected to discuss pending motions, which include defense...

  • Bangladesh empowers parliament to impeach judges

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's parliament now has the authority to impeach Supreme Court judges after lawmakers late Wednesday voted to approve a much-debated amendment to the constitution. The amendment passed unanimously in a voice vote of 327-0, with support coming from the...

  • Scientists monitoring Hawaii lava undertake risks

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — New photos from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory give a glimpse into the hazardous work scientists undertake to monitor lava that's threatening to cross a major highway. Photos taken this week include a shot of a geologist wearing protective...

  • Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules. In recent weeks, Facebook...

  • Police step up security in Los Cabos after Odile

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Police stepped up patrolling overnight in the resort area of Los Cabos, where looters stripped many stores of goods and tens of thousands faced a fourth day without water or power Thursday in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile. Authorities told local...

  • AP Interview: Silva seeks grassroots Brazil reform

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Front-running presidential candidate Marina Silva says the key to her support among millions of Brazilians who joined in anti-government protests last year is her understanding that reforming a broken political system will come from the ground up. Silva spoke...

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